Contract Manager

Requisition ID: 59886

Domain: Facilities Management/Operational/Account Management

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is excited to be working with Moderna, a leading biotechnology company focused on the development of messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, at their brand-new Moderna Innovation and Technology Centre (MITC) in Oxfordshire.


The state-of-the-art MITC – consisting of manufacturing, laboratory, plant rooms, clean rooms and offices – is responsible for the development and manufacturing of Moderna’s pharmaceutical products. By joining Equans, you will play a vital role in ensuring their production and science always remains operational.


Based at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, you’ll be at the heart of scientific and technological advancements. This vibrant hub is home to cutting-edge research and development, hosting an array of world-leading organizations and facilities. The campus, only a 20-minute drive away from Oxford city centre and easily accessible by public transport, offers an inspiring and stimulating atmosphere, surrounded by some of the brightest minds in the industry.


Equans is looking for a Contract Manager to join the team on a permanent basis. This is a full-time role working 40 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary, company vehicle or allowance, bonus and benefits package.


The site consists of manufacturing, clean rooms, laboratory, office and plant rooms. The nature of their business requires their Lab and manufacturing areas to meet clean room standards. The maintenance of their HVAC equipment is of the upmost importance to ensure their production and science always remains operational. This is a TFM account and will also incorporate the cleaning of the office, labs and production area as well as catering and grounds maintenance.


As an Equans representative and main point of contact with the Client, the importance of this role cannot be overestimated. It is essential that all works are carried in a cost effective, timely manner, maximising revenue, where possible.

What will you deliver?

  • To be accountable for the financial performance of the contracts
  • To ensure personnel manage the contract to the Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • To ensure that all risks relating to safety, health, environment and quality are effectively managed through the use of risk assessments, PPE, training and company procedures to ensure a safe working environment for both employees and clients
  • To operate a Permit to Work System in accordance with Equans Technical and SHEQ processes and client requirements (or approved client system)
  • To review monthly audit checks demonstrating legislative compliance within scope of service delivery streams and to escalate to the portfolio director as necessary
  • To ensure compliance with all statutory and company procedures across the stakeholder groups
  • To ensure all PPM and reactive tasks are carried out in accordance with the maintenance specification and documented in real time using the CAFM system
  • To ensure cleaning team always meets Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) cleaning standards
  • To be on call as part of the management team
  • To maintain commercial understanding of the client contractual deliverables across all services
  • To work with operational management to develop performance measurement and improvement objectives in line with business plan through positive collaboration
  • To drive successful contract negotiations and business improvement initiatives
  • To attend and deliver monthly contract performance meetings with the customer and demonstrate agreed actions have been undertaken satisfactory
  • To drive profit improvement through both sales generation and cost saving initiatives in a collaborative manner with the operations teams

What can we offer you?

On offer is a competitive salary, car or car allowance, bonus and benefits package, which includes;

  • 25 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 2 times annual salary
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme
  • Access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app

Who are we looking for?

  • Must have a full clean drivers’ licence
  • Must have a recognised hard services industry qualification
  • Must have experience managing TFM within Pharmaceutical or process-controlled environments
  • Experience of using a CAFM system to manage engineering team
  • Computer literate using Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Able to build on client relationship
  • Must be available to participate in an out of hour’s on call rota. The role may require the individual to work late from time to time

This role includes a DBS Standard check therefore ability to pass is essential.

Who are we?

Equans is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.  

In the UK & Ireland, Equans is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

Equans’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

Equans is a Bouygues group company.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch. 

As part our commitment to better reflect the markets within which we operate, we encourage applications from women, ethnically diverse individuals and people with disabilities, along with all candidates who identify with protected characteristic groups under the Equality Act 2010. 

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. 

You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.


For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The Equans Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to Equans Managers.

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.